Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, Divrigi

Divriği Great Mosque and Hospital is an ornately decorated mosque and hospital complex built in 1228–1229 by the local dynasty of the Mengujekids in the small Anatolian town of Divriği, now in Sivas Province, Turkey. The complex is located in the upper town, below the citadel.ArchitectureThe building complex consists of a mosque which adjoins the hospital with which it shares its southern, qibla wall. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. An entrance on the western side may be from a later date as this façade of the mosque had collapsed and was rebuilt at a later date when it was also strengthened by a round buttress on the north-western corner. A third entrance to the mosque is located on the eastern façade. This entrance appears to have served as a royal entrance which gave access to the raised wooden platform in the southeastern corner of the mosque's interior, reserved for the ruler and his entourage.A curious detail is the use of shadows of the 3 dimensional ornaments of both entrances of the mosque part, to cast a giant shadow of a praying man that changes pose as the sun moves, as if to illustrate what the purpose of the building is. Another detail is the difference in the impressions of the clothing of the two shadow-men indicating two different styles, possibly to tell who is to enter through which door.The interior of the mosque consists of stone piers which support the stone vaults above. The central bay of the mosque appears to have been left open to the sky, as is the case in other medieval Anatolian mosques which omit courtyards. Some of the original wooden furnishings of the mosque survive along its qibla wall, such as the shutters on the window opening to the tomb chamber within the hospital and its wooden minbar dated to 1243 and signed by the craftsman Ibrahīm b. Ahmad al-Tiflīsī. Some carved wooden panels said to belong to the royal platform are today on view in the museum of the Directorate of Pious Endowments in Ankara.
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  • Some people are luckier than me I arrived the week it started, I got a plane from Bodrum to Sivas and a taxi from Sivas with my daughter just to see it, the foreman told us it was closed and reluctant...  more »
  • Due to the renovations were taken, that 3/5 more years if, does not taste right now, because the Interior of the mosque and hospital closed to visitors, but is rendered even outside to see the art embroidery embroidery moved. just the way bad and sivas Center
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  • A UNESCO World Heritage site was taken from the great mosque in 1985, the construction site is translated as what a surprise, they said, when he asked the forbidden to go inside so they opened the door to more progress. The mosque had around excavation, I don't know if you have any work. Taking pictures is allowed to enter, approach ban. Will this situation for 10 years told me about about that. Heartbreaking whatever, made the Castle restoration in less advanced State was suffering because of the Interior. Especially if those who see the great mosque plans you unable to enter inside, you can see all of the remote only.
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  • Most amazing building ever!
  • a must see this magnificent world heritage works with esri technology in 1228 years need to be occur as navigating through the difficulty of bringing yorestetik seen from the angle of his time in terms of the functioning in too far ahead leryapılan treatment using modern techniques for an example of how very special the Darul healing in this regard deserves with more being a world heritage site
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  • This mosque is the world heritage site, is a must-see. They come from Sivas to gun it's going to be a long summer of gun is efficient to come in. Road construction continued between the Township of Kangal district of Divriği, need to know the latest status.
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  • Turkey is not one of the world's most beautiful building. Although he left behind their old resplendent day, though, even the memory of its living and beauty is precious. These type of places in particular is being restöre may become corrupted. We hope not..
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  • Those who worry that as soon as the history of sudden live but restoration takes about 2 years and not allowed to enter inside, I hope as soon as possible.
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